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The Greenhouse Effect

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Chevaya Silaski

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The green house effect influences people through our carbon footprint. The carbon footprint is the amount of carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person or group. Our carbon footprint is what influences global warming. The average carbon footprint for a family of four Per/Year: 12.7 Metric tons of CO2 from home use, 1.6 Metric tons from driving two cars,
10.7 Metric tons from food, 3.2 Metric tons from air travel, total of 38.2 Metric tons of CO2 Per/year. One liter of gasoline is equal to 637 grams of carbon, burning that gas in the air generates 2,334 grams of CO2.
Some people still say that even with all of the facts offered that global warming is a myth. Scientists are trying to find ways to lessen the effect on the Earth. Anything from promoting more friendly forms of energy to testing different forms of methane trying to calm down the rapid change.
The Greenhouse Effect and Climate
Influence on People
Why is this important to know
Its important to know exactly what the Greenhouse effect is and to truly understand what it does so that we can all better understand how our planet functions on a daily basis.
Oncoming Storm
History
1824 -
Joseph Fourier
proposed idea of Greenhouse effect.
1837 -
Louis Agassiz

proposed idea of Ice Age.
1896 -
Svante Arrhenius
developed theory to explain Ice Age and created formula for carbon dioxide's impact on the Greenhouse Effect.
1958 -

Charles David Keeling
creates Keeling Curve to represent increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
1972 -
John H. Mercer
issues warning of the melting of polar ice caps and potential for increase in sea level.
Present Day - Thousands of modern scientists study man's impact on the enhancement of Greenhouse Effect, melting of polar ice caps and how it could potentially lead to another Ice Age
BY Chevaya Silaksi, Brett Bialik, McCade Crawford, Kiera Clough
Facts
The greenhouse effect has led to a
thinning of ozone near the poles, commonly known as The Ozone Hole.
Future Impact
The future impact of this research is hoping to lesson the effect by ways of putting out less forms of Carbon Dioxide an other harmful gasses. Some forms of this research even go into the thoughts of
environmentally friend facetious
. But if people don't start to take initiative the future out look is not bright.
The greenhouse effect is a balancing agent for the amount of radiation that passes through our atmosphere and the amount of that is reflected back into space.
Since the industrial revolution the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have increased dramatically.
Global warming is the result of the greenhouse effect growing larger and warming the Earth to quickly.
Carbon footprints measurements are to educate individuals, organizations, and nations on how to reduce global warming effects.
Important Concept
*Human activity has caused an increase in Greenhouse gases.
*Increase in gases has made Greenhouse Effect more severe.
*Enhanced Greenhouse Effect melts polar ice caps.
*Melting of polar ice caps causes an increase in sea level.
*Increased sea level slows ocean currents and floods inhabited regions.
*Slowed ocean currents don't distribute heat around Earth as quickly and causes
ICE AGE
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Kiera
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